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Pregnancy.

Pregnancy is an exciting and happy period for many women and their partners. In a period of nine months a complete child will grow in your belly, with everything on it, and you and your partner will prepare yourselves for the birth and for parenthood. During pregnancy we will guide and support you in the medical as well as the personal sphere.

Due date

On the basis of your cycle we can determine when your baby may be expected. This is a target date; only 4% of women actually give birth on that day. Most women give birth between 37 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. That is between 3 weeks before and 2 weeks after the calculated date of birth. Due date calculator

Check-ups

The first check-up will be at about 8 weeks of pregnancy. During pregnancy you will visit our practice 12 times on average. Then we assess the growth of the baby and whether your body is adapting well to the changes that come with pregnancy. We will also give you a lot of information at each check-up. We know, as no one else does, how important it is to be able to get answers to all your questions. That is why there is always plenty of time during surgery to ask your questions, and we have a free seminar on delivery. Read more

Food and Lifestyle

It is wise to live as healthily as possible during pregnancy. A lot of research shows that this can have a positive or negative influence on the health of the baby. However, there are also a lot of ‘old wives tales’ about food during pregnancy. That is why we give clear advice in order to give the baby a healthy start in life. Read more in the flyer ‘Pregnant’

What you have to arrange

When you are pregnant a lot is happening around you. There are many things to arrange before the baby comes. What you must arrange depends on your personal situation, but we are happy to give you some general advice. Read more

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Ultrasound Scans, in our practice

If you are pregnant you will be offered various scans. The first scan is often when you have been pregnant for about 8 or 10 weeks. During this scan you can see the heart of the baby beating. Scans are done in our practice at the Nicolaas Witsenkade. The 20-week ultrasound is done in our own specialist scan centre.

Prenatal testing

Many parents-to-be wonder if their child will be healthy. Luckily most children are born healthy. As a pregnant women, it is possible in the Netherlands to have your child checked before birth. This is called prenatal screening. Perhaps these tests can reassure you about the health of the baby, but it can also make you anxious. Because these tests have pros and cons, we will give you a lot of information after which you can decide whether or not you want to have these tests done. More information about the possibilities you can read in the brochure: Information about the screening for Down syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome (Same information in other languages) and the brochure The 20-week ultrasound, Information on the anomaly scan

When to call us

It is important to know when you should call us during pregnancy, birthing and the postnatal period. It is also good to know which number you should call so that you will be helped as soon as possible. Read more